Current and former judges and contestants share their favorite moments from the series.
Hopefuls audition for the judges in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
The best performers from the auditions are in Hollywood to sing in front of the judges in hopes of making it to the next round.
The best performers from the auditions are in Hollywood as they continue to sing in front of the judges hoping to make it through to the next round.
The judges decide who will stay in the competition.
The judges announce which eight semifinalists are in the top 10. The remaining semifinalists battle it out for the last two spots.
The top 10 finalists are revealed before they perform live for the first time.
The eight remaining finalists perform live for the second time.
The four remaining contestants battle it out to try and secure their place in the competition.
The top three performers are revealed as they battle it out for a place in the final.
The finalists perform live as they battle it out to be crowned the series champions.
Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood perform before this year's winner is revealed.
Genres: Competition, Music, Talent
Airs: Wednesdays, Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 11, 2002
Ended: April 07, 2016
Episodes Order: 23